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Retired Navy Senior Chief Pleas for Awareness, Education & Resources For Service Members Struggling With Eating Disorders

I am a wife, mother, friend and Sailor. As far back as I can remember, I sought solace from the trauma of my childhood with the mystical magic of the ocean - Dolphins, mermaids, the infinite depths of the water brought me peace and hope. It…
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How NEDA Inspired Change

I didn’t choose to have an eating disorder, but rather an eating disorder decided to choose me. Years ago, my “innocent” diet crossed a line from disordered eating to a full-blown eating disorder. I didn’t realize that I had a biological…
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NEDA Continues Legacy of Weight Stigma Awareness Week

NEDA’s merger with BEDA last fall was an important step toward unifying the eating disorders community and improving access to services and support across the entire spectrum of these illnesses. NEDA is committed to continuing many of the…
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Why Walk? An Empowerment Philosophy at Work!

This blog post is sponsored by EDCare.When it comes to eating disorder treatment, recovery is the goal. Equipping oneself with adequate tools and skills is necessary to maintain long-term eating disorder recovery. In support of NEDA Walks…
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My journey with NEDA to bring awareness of EDs to men and the LGBTQ+ community

30 Million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their life and 10 million of those are men, a number that I think is extremely underrepresented due to the stigmas that surround mental health and men. Eating disorders…
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5 Things You Can Do to Take Action on June 2: World ED Day!

World Eating Disorders Action Day 2019Eating Disorders: We Can't Afford to WaitAnnually, every June 2 around the world has been proclaimed World Eating Disorders Action Day. This year is no different! World Eating Disorders Action Day was…
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10 Things to Look Forward to at the 10th Annual New York City NEDA Walk

On October 7th, NEDA will be hosting the 10th annual New York City NEDA walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Whether this is your first NEDA Walk or you’ve been walking with us from the start, it’s going to be a day filled with hope, support,…

Remove the Stigma and Welcome the Voices of Those Who Are Struggling

World Eating Disorders Action Day 2018 is Saturday, June 2nd and it’s time for us to start talking about stigma in hopes of helping individuals who are struggling to feel brave enough to speak out.An eating disorder is difficult enough…

Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat on Receiving the NEDA Inspires Award

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At the NEDA Annual Gala on May 16th, 2018 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, Becca McCharen Tran of CHROMAT accepted the NEDA Inspires Seal of Approval Award. Her remarks that evening were powerful and we'd like to share them with you here...Thank…
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Eating Disorders Activists Are Changing Pennsylvania

This past National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, advocates and educators came together to bring about many firsts for the state of Pennsylvania. It was the first year that a governor declared a proclamation recognizing National Eating Disorders…